Born: 1947 in West Salem, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Ron attended Southern Illinois Universities' journalism school. Biography: Ron Gawthorp studied journalism at both Vincennes University in Indiana and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He wrote for award winning weekly and small daily newspapers before returning to the family business of oilwell drilling in 1977. He continued to write freelance columns and in 1992 began work on his novel, ''Richer Than The Rockefellers''. He writes mostly colorful, often humorous and moving stories, about people working in the oil, gas and coal industries.
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|Glimpses of glory :
ISBN: 1477143513 OCLC: 812192999 The life of Wallace Walter "Cy" Warmoth, a baseball player from Bone Gap, Illinois that played for the Washington Senators (Nationals) in the early 1900s.
|Richer than the Rockefellers :
ISBN: 0967799201 OCLC: 50487982 Holly Hill Pub. Co., Buckhannon, WV : ©2002. A story of independent oil drillers coming of age in the oil fields of southeastern Illinois.